iPhone 5 - Dust and dead pixels

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by mdwsta4, Dec 17, 2012.

  1. macrumors 6502a

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    Taking a picture today I noticed what looked like sensor dust on my iphone. At first I thought perhaps it was lint, a smudge, or maybe a dried rain drop. After thorough cleaning, it was still there! Is it possible that there's sensor dust? Odder still is that I haven't noticed it until now and I've had one since released. I would hope there's not space enough around the lens to allow dust in like a DSLR or other ILC.

    Anyone else encounter this problem?

    While doing some testing, I also noticed what appeared to be a cluster of dead/stuck pixels. They don't look like a typical dead/stuck pixel, at least nothing I'm used to on a camera, but it's noticeable in photos.


    Here is an example of both
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  2. macrumors 65816

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    Return it. They will give you a working model.

    Apple is great when rare stuff like this happens.
     
  3. macrumors 6502a

    Jalopybox

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    Yeah, I have seen at least 5 phones with this prob. Apple will replace it no problem.
     
  4. thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I'll call up the Apple store to ensure they have replacements. Downside, of course, is that I'll have to order new skins. Hate having to do that.
     
  5. macrumors regular

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    My iPhone 5 got alot than you , just took it to Apple Store yesterday and they replaced for me a brand new one( not refurbished )

    Just tell them you want to check serial number before they open the box for replacement iPhone. If you check and pop up : PLEASE ACTIVE YOUR IPHONE ...... That will be brand new

    If checked and see that is activated . That will be refurbished :)

    Link: https://selfsolve.apple.com/agreementWarrantyDynamic.do
     
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    Jordan921

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    Yea they'll replace that without a problem.
     
  7. macrumors regular

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    Same happened to my phone, I'm gonna bring it in for a swap.
     

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    unknownbeing

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    I have both dust and chips under my lens. I also have dead pixels and if I push down on the left side of the screen it clicks.
     
  9. macrumors 6502a

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    I have one small spec of dust in the camera housing.. however, it does not impact my photos. If it gets worse, I will definitely get it checked out
     

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